Boyle Flat Hut – Faust – 18-19 August 2018

Wipers were needed briefly as we crossed the Hope River bridge on our way to Boyle Village but our three set off in clear weather.

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Og Gog Magog - 12 August 2018

Og, Gog and Magog are only 825, 924 and 930 metre hills but there is enough down between them to make this a worthy day trip.

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Hope-Kiwi Lodge - 14-15 July 2018

Wendy, Darcy and I left Darcy’s place at 7.30am, picking up Norman on our way out of Christchurch and John at Woodend. We had a stop for morning tea at Culverden and were on the track at Windy Point before 10.30am.

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Rabbit Hill – Sunday 22 July 2018

Rain in the western Canterbury high country saw us retreating from Lake Pearson. Baldy Hill became Rabbit Hill. We parked on route 73 halfway between Lake Lyndon and Porters Pass and headed up the Trig M Track.

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Kepler Track winter version - 27 June – 1 July 2018

Going down to Fiordland in winter for a circuit around the Kepler Track was Peter’s idea. Last year, he scheduled it for the third week in July and got it organised. A winter trip is obviously going to be more scenic and is also outside of the May – October Great Walk tourist season.

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